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Sep 2, 2012 9:52 AM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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I'm not sure if black is sometimes mentioned as part of all spectrum colors, but to appreciate and focus on its own stunning color, I'm hoping you all can help by chiming in together on self (solid) cultivars Group hug

Anyone have, or have beheld first-hand, these black beauties?

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Sep 2, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Don't think I have any true 'black' like an Africa, but do have some that get close

Dominic is darker than photographed here


Killer. Has a definite purple cast, but is nearly "black"
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Voodoo Dancer, again darker than photographed


Quote the Raven
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Sep 2, 2012 10:22 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
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Unfortunately the really dark ones do not grow well for me. I'm on my second plant of LARRY'S OBSESSION and still haven't seen a bloom yet -- but at least it's still alive!
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Sep 2, 2012 10:42 AM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Container Gardener Daylilies Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Gorgeous! For anyone with a blooming plant, how does that rich color fare with a long, hot, sun-beaten day? Desert-condition gardeners may be hoping for some colorfast recommendations Big Grin Quote the Raven's going right on my list (parents that together average a resistant score, yummy).
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Sep 2, 2012 10:57 AM CST
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Here is Midnight Magic, clump and single. It has a "velvety" look, I think. A beautiful black-red according to AHS and the darkest registered one we grow. It will need afternoon shade to hold up to excessive heat, and I'm not sure about it even then.


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Sep 2, 2012 10:59 AM CST
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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Region: Wisconsin
I just LOVE blacks/ near blacks. I have some daylilies, and some iris.

This is my absolute favorite. Large blooms, tall, and bloomed continuously for over 3 weeks this summer during the extreme drought and heat, and no shade (and thrips) Small Carbon Footprint

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Bella Lugosi
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Catherine Neal taken late afternoon, after being in direct sunlight & extreme heat
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Sep 2, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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All mine have afternoon summer shade except for an hour or so between 4:00 and 6:00PM (depending on time of year). Thankfully, ALL of my yard is shaded for good chunks of the day or I wouldn't have much left after the last two years. Sticking tongue out nodding

Watermelon Man from Earlybird Daylilies ($5)
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Bela Lugosi from Blue Ridge ($8 at auction)


Black Plush - don't remember origin


Dracula Blue Ridge, I think. Blinking


Sanford Winery is a rich dark mahogany velvet. Came from Blue Ridge. Did not photograph well, but next year will use real camera not the phone version. Big Grin
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Sep 2, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Some of my most favorite flowers are black, but I don't have any black daylilies. To me, they just aren't black! I think Iris come much closer to a true black, even though many are very dark purple up close. I've got Before the Storm, and it's amazing! I had stunning black Calla Lillies when I lived in CA, but they don't survive here, and I'm not willing to go to the trouble to dig them up. I have a black hollyhock that knocks my socks off! I still don't have any black tulips, but plan on adding some. My neighbor has a bunch, and they really do look totally black.
Natalie
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Sep 2, 2012 1:57 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Natalie, have you seen the black petunias?
https://www.google.com/search?...
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Sep 2, 2012 2:30 PM CST
Name: Paula Shaw
Whittemore, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Region: Michigan
I would tend to agree with Natalie. I do have several varieties of daylilies that are near black but they all look more red or purple. I have black hollyhocks growing in two different areas and one is black and the other is maroon( I think its from the amount of sun they recieve) . I also have several iris and they tend to be more black, I have Midnight Oil , Black is Black, and Jewel Baby dwarf iris,they are black.
Currie's Daylily Farm
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Sep 2, 2012 2:36 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
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Wow, those black petunias are amazing!
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Sep 2, 2012 3:44 PM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Debra, thanks for that link! No, I hadn't seen them, and now I'm not sure if I can live without them! OOOOHHHH!!!!!
Natalie
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Sep 2, 2012 5:40 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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LITTLE FRED
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MIDNIGHT OIL
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NEW SWIRLS
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REBEKAH'S GOTHIC SPIDER
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VAMPIRE LESTAT
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SERENA DARK HORSE
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Sep 2, 2012 5:42 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I have an American Revolution, too. Didn't bloom well this year, think it needs a different location. Kind of overshadowed by a rose shrub and some lantana. Love it if it gets that dark next year.
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Sep 2, 2012 6:10 PM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Container Gardener Daylilies Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Woah, I gotta do some Midnight Oil! Lovey dubby A double Super Purple and Monica Marie grandkid, with African Chant/American Revolution behind it. Superb ... thank you so much, Cindy, I just found it listed for $10! And ... I'll have to bundle that purchase with a $6 New Swirls Drooling lol ... what did Betty say, "Just wait till I get hooked?" Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Done and done! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 2, 2012 9:19 PM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
Wow! Midnight Oil is the blackest one I've ever seen! I'd really call that one black. The rest, I'm not so sure of. I know that it's almost impossible to photograph black flowers and have them show up black, but that one worked! Love it!
Natalie
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Sep 3, 2012 4:04 AM CST
Name: Karin
Massachusetts (Zone 5b)
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Here's some pics of some of my favorite "dark" colored daylilies.

VICTORIAN GARDEN STAR BRIGHT is one of my all time favorites Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby and one of the darkest daylilies I grow. It holds up very well in the sun and looks about as good at the end of the day as it did in the beginning.


John Benz NIGHT FLYER is probably the darkest that I grow. This year I measured scapes that were 45" tall Thumbs up
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CREATURE OF THE NIGHT is another dark


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BOOTY CALL by Curt Hanson is also pretty dark
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Sep 3, 2012 5:08 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Very nice!!!
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Sep 3, 2012 5:55 AM CST
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

Charter ATP Member Region: Gulf Coast I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 2
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BUDDY'S BLACK LADY
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Sep 3, 2012 12:06 PM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Container Gardener Daylilies Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Wowww :} the white/gold edgings on deep purple (and now the coveted green throat Smiling are the ones that i am most drawn to ... and an evergreen that would like milder winters. It has such a diverse and deep pedigree that it would seem like almost anything is possible from it depending on what it crosses with. Thanks for bringing that one to the list!
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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